So, first things first, my newest blog news is the fact that I finally decided to upgrade to the “custom” WordPress capabilities, meaning that I can write the CSS code to style the theme that I’ve chosen. What does that mean? I was able to add an additional 120 pixels to the content width of this blog. All of the fancy blogs that I read seemed to have wider content columns and I decided it was about time I up my game.
Now, on with the show…
I’m actually REALLY excited to share this next card with all of you. (Not to be confused with y’all. I spent the weekend in Connecticut this time, not Louisiana.) It’s possibly one of the most perfect cards I think I’ve ever created. I also have to admit that I most of the awesomeness comes from the incredible sticker that I found at Paper on Pine in Philadelphia.
The wedding card was for Mark and Mary. They’re one of the most awesome, most loving, and quirky couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. For example, Mary’s Father Daughter dance song was Under the Sea and it was absolutely appropriate and awesome. I love my friends.
After I made Mary a pretty fun bridal shower card I thought to myself, what the heck am I going to do to top that? With a hologram. That’s how.
Alright. So here’s what happens, as you tilt the card up and down the monkey and frog take their sunglasses on and off. It was SO much fun to do, I’m actually surprised I ever put it in the envelope. This was absolutely another instance where I failed at writing the message on the front of the card and ended up having to put not one, but two exclamation marks after it. One day maybe I’ll learn to center things.
Also, I love the concept of just putting two random stripes down the inside of a card to break up the space a little bit without being overbearing.
Also also (totally a thing – I had a conversation with Tory once where I got up to also^7, and yes, that’s how I wrote it as I was doing it) – sometimes you cut the paper wrong and don’t realize it until you’re done with the card. It’s also kind to apologize in those situations :).
My Favorite Part: The hologram. Obviously.
The Challenge: Finding something awesome and quirky enough for these two (and I love them for presenting the challenge)
Anyway, that was my awesome card. What do you think?
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Check out some other greeting cards here:
cupcake birthday card
just saying hello
a failed birthday card